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POLL: Are you going to buy the Nintendo Switch?

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  • DragnelusDragnelus Member EpicPosts: 3,322
  • OhhPaigeyOhhPaigey Member RarePosts: 1,517
    No. I haven't bought a Nintendo console since the Gamecube.
    When all is said and done, more is always said than done.
  • lahnmirlahnmir Member LegendaryPosts: 4,312
    Yes,

    I play games that are good, not edgy, cool or 'mature.'

    Also, lol at system elitism, true gamers have as much platforms as possible...

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
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    'This does not apply just to ED but SC or any other game. What they will get is Rebirth/X4, likely prettier but equally underwhelming and pointless. 

    It is incredibly difficult to design some meaningfull leg content that would fit a space ship game - simply because it is not a leg game.

    It is just huge resource waste....'

    Gdemami absolutely not being an armchair developer

  • AeliousAelious Member RarePosts: 3,521
    edited January 2017
    Even though the only console in my home is the original Wii, the next one will be purchased as a way to enjoy motion-played games. There are enough computers, tablets, etc. that if a console wants to be played people need to get off their duff ;)
  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 13,870
    lahnmir said:
    Yes,

    I play games that are good, not edgy, cool or 'mature.'

    Also, lol at system elitism, true gamers have as much platforms as possible...

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
    In my house I currently have a WII, a WII U, 2 XBOs, a PS4, 3 3DS, 4 PCs, 1 iPad, 3 iPad mini, and 5 iPhones.    I have the Switch on Pre-Order just in case things change but why would I buy this platform currently?  What does it offer over the other systems listed?  Even the key launch game (Zelda) will be available on the Wii-U.  

    It's not about elitism... it's about the lack of a compelling reason to buy.  Particularly at a premium price to the PS4 and XBO.

    They shot themselves in the foot with the price and by not having Mario available at launch.  The $80 price of an extra controller hurts them a bunch too.   And is there a pack-in game announced?  When a parent spends $300 on such a system I think they at least plan to have their kids be able to use it without investing another $60 in a game (and maybe another $80 on a second joy-con)

    If they had Mario bundled as their launch title this thing would have flown off the shelves, even at $300.   But that's not the case right now.  Maybe by the holidays but then they will run into the next gen machines like XBox Scorpio and maybe finally some ready for prime-time VR.



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  • lahnmirlahnmir Member LegendaryPosts: 4,312
    lahnmir said:
    Yes,

    I play games that are good, not edgy, cool or 'mature.'

    Also, lol at system elitism, true gamers have as much platforms as possible...

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
    In my house I currently have a WII, a WII U, 2 XBOs, a PS4, 3 3DS, 4 PCs, 1 iPad, 3 iPad mini, and 5 iPhones.    I have the Switch on Pre-Order just in case things change but why would I buy this platform currently?  What does it offer over the other systems listed?  Even the key launch game (Zelda) will be available on the Wii-U.  

    It's not about elitism... it's about the lack of a compelling reason to buy.  Particularly at a premium price to the PS4 and XBO.

    They shot themselves in the foot with the price and by not having Mario available at launch.  The $80 price of an extra controller hurts them a bunch too.   And is there a pack-in game announced?  When a parent spends $300 on such a system I think they at least plan to have their kids be able to use it without investing another $60 in a game (and maybe another $80 on a second joy-con)

    If they had Mario bundled as their launch title this thing would have flown off the shelves, even at $300.   But that's not the case right now.  Maybe by the holidays but then they will run into the next gen machines like XBox Scorpio and maybe finally some ready for prime-time VR.



    Nowhere was the question asked ' when'  the Switch will or must be bought, just if you will purchase one at all. Are there enough lauch games? No way, but that is irrelevant down the line. With Mario and Xenoblade at the horizon I got enough games already, not to mention the new Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem games.

    As I have stated in another thread, I look at the Switch as a high spec handheld and not a low spec console. 300 bucks for a portable SP4/Xone with the ability to play on your television and the Nintendo household games? i'll take it. And if you don't, wait for 6 months and buy it for 300 including a game, there will be bundles by then for sure

    And you might not be guilty of system elitism, a lot of people here are....

    Perhaps the poll should have been "WIll you buy a Switch at launch?" because a lot of people seem to have interpreted it like that.

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
    'the only way he could nail it any better is if he used a cross.'

    Kyleran on yours sincerely 


    'But there are many. You can play them entirely solo, and even offline. Also, you are wrong by default.'

    Ikcin in response to yours sincerely debating whether or not single-player offline MMOs exist...



    'This does not apply just to ED but SC or any other game. What they will get is Rebirth/X4, likely prettier but equally underwhelming and pointless. 

    It is incredibly difficult to design some meaningfull leg content that would fit a space ship game - simply because it is not a leg game.

    It is just huge resource waste....'

    Gdemami absolutely not being an armchair developer

  • DragonJockeyDragonJockey Member UncommonPosts: 11
    No....I don't plan to make another game console purchase for a couple years, and then I expect it to be the new xbox coming out later this year. I expect that console will have more power, and more game titles that I am interested in, than what Nintendo will deliver.
  • AllerleirauhAllerleirauh Member UncommonPosts: 496
    edited January 2017
    Reizla said:
    IMO Nintendo makes inferior consoles compared to SONY and Mickey$oft (Preferring Playstation over Xbox because I'm a jRPG lover ;) ) and they add way too many weird gimmicks to their consoles at the same time. With that, the 'in house' titles (Pokemon, Mario and to some extend Zelda) are not my style and (IMO once again) more aimed at a 10s to 20s age range...
    Actually, 20's is on the older side. Nintendo, particularly Nintendo switch, seems to be aimed for those under the age of 18, with the emphasis on parental controls, and titles such as Zelda and Mario, captured my attention more when I was younger. Mario when I was grade school age, and Zelda when I was in middle to high school age. It's not to stay that in my 20's I still wouldn't be interested in these titles, but like some have said, it's mainly for nostalgia sake. I didn't vote on whether I would buy Nintendo Switch or not, because I haven't invested in any console since Gamecube. I have always been a Nintendo fan; this is what I grew up with; like @lahnmir said: "I play games that are good, not edgy, cool or 'mature". Just because I'm an adult doesn't mean I cannot play games geared toward a younger audience, because in the end we are still just playing a game.
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  • WellspringWellspring Member EpicPosts: 1,440
    I'm still waiting to find a Nintendo NES mini available at a retail store. 
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 21,410
    Yes, but not soon. I'll wait for problems to iron out and for a price drop or a better bundle price.

    I've owned every main Nintendo system since NES except the Game Boy devices so I'll get it eventually. The question is the when, not the if.
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  • WhiskyjumperWhiskyjumper Member UncommonPosts: 72
    edited January 2017

    But I'm not happy about it. I'll buy it eventually because my 6 y/o still wants it. I was looking very forward to it myself until I watched the presentation. I am very disappointed for all the same reasons that folks have already mentioned (few games, high price of system and peripherals, gimmicks, etc.)


  • Judasgoat98Judasgoat98 Member UncommonPosts: 158
    Have you not seen the trailer for Breath of the Wild?
  • BizkitNLBizkitNL Member RarePosts: 2,539
    Im getting one. Not only will I enjoy it, but so will both my kids.
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  • DragnelusDragnelus Member EpicPosts: 3,322
    Have you not seen the trailer for Breath of the Wild?


  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member LegendaryPosts: 8,973
    edited January 2017
    One reason to wait and see is first generation products rarely come out without some problems that need to be fixed or even corrected in the second or third generation.  I do wish them success as this would make it a lot easier to play games in bed.  :-)

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  • AlverantAlverant Member RarePosts: 1,249
    Voted No because it's unlikely I will get it even after the reviews are out and there are more games for it. I'm happy with my PC.
  • DragnelusDragnelus Member EpicPosts: 3,322
    Alverant said:
    Voted No because it's unlikely I will get it even after the reviews are out and there are more games for it. I'm happy with my PC.
    Im also happy with my pc, nothing wrong with sharing.

  • GrendGrend Member UncommonPosts: 63
    Maybe later on in the year or next year but not during it's launch. I like Nintendo but ever since I bought the Wii at launch I've only enjoyed one game on it. Have to see what all is coming and if it's more than just one game I would love to play.
  • ianicusianicus Member UncommonPosts: 665
    edited January 2017
    hard no, the switch is yet another nintendo misstep, in what has become a long list. They already have a very successful portable product. The switch just cant seem to decide what it is. Trying to court "tablet gamers" was a huge mistake. It really is a shame, I will forever and fondly, remember my NES/SNES days when I was a child.
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  • vtravivtravi Member UncommonPosts: 388
    Yes, not day 1, but i know  I will buy it eventually.
  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member LegendaryPosts: 9,451
    I'm no for now. For me it depends if they get enough games that make me want it. I sick of buying a console to play Zelda. Let's see how deep the rabbit hope goes. 
  • Soki123Soki123 Member RarePosts: 2,558
    As I said, would rather save for the Scorpio. At least it has power and a reason to get a console.
  • AkemieAkemie Member UncommonPosts: 50
    I love the look and functionality of the Switch.  I love that the portable handheld piece is a pretty big size. I hate small screens.  I can play on the go and I can then mount the system to the TV and hand a control to my man and we can play couch coop.  Totally sounds like a good fun time to me.  And of course ZELDA!
  • MrMelGibsonMrMelGibson Member EpicPosts: 3,029
    Not at launch.  I'll eventually get it with Xenoblade Chronicles.  I love gaming on my tablet.  So this works perfectly for me.  
  • acidbloodacidblood Member RarePosts: 878
    Maybe at some point in the (probably distant) future, and that's only IF it gets a good number of exclusive must play games... for now I'd rather save my money for Resident Evil 7, Tales of Berseria, (maybe) Nioh, (maybe) For Honor, Torment, Horizon: Zero Dawn, (maybe) Ghost Recon: Wildlands, (maybe) NieR: Automata, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 Remix, Persona 5, (maybe) Yooka-Laylee, ... and then there are still games on my Wishlist like Doom and Civilization VI.

    If Nintendo wanted to pick a worse launch window I don't know that they could have done it.

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